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Too Latethe Hero


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Second World War drama starring
Michael Caine
Cliff Robertson
On a small island in the South
Pacific, the Japanese and British are deadlocked, while the fate of a US naval force depends on the Japanese radio being silenced. With a motley crew of British soldiers,
Lieutenant Lawson, of the US
Navy, embarks on the most important and dangerous mission of his life.
Director Robert Aldrich (1970.15)
♦ See Films: pages 43-79
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Cliff Robertson
Director: Robert Aldrich
Private Tosh Hearne: Michael Caine
Lieutenant Lawson: Cliff Robertson
Thornton: Ian Bannen
Lt Col Thompson: Harry Andrews
Captain Hornsby: Denholm Elliott
Campbell: Ronald Fraser
Corporal McLean: Lance Percival
Johnstone: Percy Herbert
Captain Nolan: Henry Fonda
Major Yamaguchi: Ken Takakura
Sergeant Major: Patrick Jordan
Colour Sergeant: Sam Kydd
Currie: William Beckley

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